Speaker Bass has announced that Assemblyman Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) will be the new chair of Assembly Health Committee. Here’s health-specific excerpts from the report by Shane Goldmacher at the Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert:
Jones, a Sacramento Democrat, is currently chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The new chairmanship is considered higher on the Capitol pecking order, as many influential bills pass through the health panel, particularly as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said reforming the state’s health system remains a top priority.
The current chairman, Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Compton, is termed out this year…
None of the changes are effective immediately. The new chairs will take over the committees in December.
Here’s a recap of… the committee chair and leadership moves Bass has made since her selection as speaker:
Majority leader: Alberto Torrico
Assistant speaker pro tem: Lori Saldaña
Appropriations: Kevin De Leon
Budget: Noreen Evans
Rules: Ted Lieu
Health: Dave Jones